Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies

Required Coursework

Students enrolled in the Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (CIPCT) at the University of Washington (UW) are required to complete the following courses:

  Course Credits Quarter
Informatics Courses
NMETH 527 Intro to Clinical Informatics 3 Autumn
NMETH 528 Computing Fundamentals for Health Professionals 3 Winter
NMETH 529 Database Concepts & Application in Clinical Informatics 3 Spring
NMETH 523 Project Management and Systems Analysis for Health Informatics 3 Autumn
NMETH 524 Healthcare Information Systems & the EHR 3 Winter
NMETH 526 Patient-Centered Technologies 3 Spring
NSG 540 Telehealth 4 Summer
Care Systems Courses
NURS 524 Health Systems: Organizational Structure and Effectiveness 4 Autumn
NURS 525 Managing Quality Improvement, Access and Utilization 5 Winter
Scholarly Inquiry Courses
NMETH 520 Scholarly Inquiry for Clinical Informatics Practice 5 Spring
NMETH 530 Scholarly Proposal Development 3 Summer

In addition to the above required courses, students are required to complete a Scholarly Project:

  • Scholarly Project – 3-6 credits
    A scholarly project is an independent scholarly inquiry or research project completed with the guidance of a supervisory committee.  The specific coursework required for a scholarly project is determined with the committee.  NOTE: Students may also elect to complete a Thesis instead of a Scholarly Project, which requires 9 credits of NMETH 700.

Sample CIPCT Curriculum

CIPCT students can progress through the program as Full or Part Time. Visit the links below to view standard course plans for each track:

Courses are offered once per year.

*Individual plans may vary. For part-time students, courses are spread into a second year of coursework.

For students currently in the program, here are curriculum sheets for school years prior to 2020-2021: